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A great network can be the difference between having the career we love or the job we need. For 30,000+ members, The Pilot Network has reconnected old aviation colleagues, provided knowledge in the face of the unknown, and extended the helping hand to those coming up in this booming vocation. If you are a career aviation professional, please join us in one of the fastest-growing networks for professional pilots. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepilotnetwork/support

The Pilot Network Podcast The Pilot Network

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A great network can be the difference between having the career we love or the job we need. For 30,000+ members, The Pilot Network has reconnected old aviation colleagues, provided knowledge in the face of the unknown, and extended the helping hand to those coming up in this booming vocation. If you are a career aviation professional, please join us in one of the fastest-growing networks for professional pilots. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepilotnetwork/support

    Jason Depew and Nick Narbutovskih - Authors, Pilots, Storytellers!

    Jason Depew and Nick Narbutovskih - Authors, Pilots, Storytellers!

    In this episode, we are talking about how you can become an author, so you can tell your aviation stories. This can help us all become better pilots and preserve the fascinating history of aviation. After everything that has happened over the last year, many of us have stories to share. Listen to this episode to learn how you can carry on the history of aviation and make a few bucks while doing so.



    6:03 - What inspired Nick to write a book about aviation

    12:07 - The process that Nick followed to write his book

    18:08 - Reasons why you might share your story through writing a book

    23:32 - Ways to get your book published

    27:43 - Finding the time to write an entire book while balancing a full-time job and life

    38:19 - Can you get rich from being an author?

    45:52 - The stories we all hope to hear from the Pilot Network

    59:51 - Why professional flying is for everybody



    Links

    Find Nick Online

    heyguys@thepilotnetwork.com


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Thoughts on Afghanistan

    Thoughts on Afghanistan

    Emotions are running high as we continue to move through some crazy times. This is your reminder that TPN has your back no matter what you may be going through. 


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    • 6 min
    Evey Cormican CEO and Founder of VTR (Visionary Training Resources)

    Evey Cormican CEO and Founder of VTR (Visionary Training Resources)

    Evey Cormican from VTR is here with us today. This is going to be a fun podcast episode because we will be talking about tech and entrepreneurship through the lens of aviation. Evey is a Boeing 767 Captain with a major US based airline, is a B757/767 instructor, and has served as the Vice Chairman of her pilot union training committee. After going back to school for her MBA, she founded VTR: A company which uses virtual reality to train airline pilots. We talk with Evey about how VR significantly improves the quality of training for airline pilots, the gear needed for someone to get started using VR training, and opportunities to get involved with her project. Listen to learn about the future of training for commercial pilots.



    4:25 - How VR can significantly improve airline pilot training

    5:18 - “Today’s pilots deserve today’s technology.” - Evey Cormican

    9:11 - The gear that is required to create a high-quality VR experience

    13:53 - Potential challenges to implementing VR training into airline pilot training

    18:30 - How VR will take traditional flight simulators to the next level

    24:30 - Who is the target customer for this software? Where can you expect to find this in training programs?

    27:10 - How you can get involved with a market research opportunity



    Links

    Website: vtrvr.com

    Evey’s email address: evey.cormican@vtrvr.com

    #vrfd on LinkedIn

    Market research opportunity

    heyguys@thepilotnetwork.com


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    • 31 min
    #75 - Adam and Matt - 10 Things to Do Today To Start Your Airline Career

    #75 - Adam and Matt - 10 Things to Do Today To Start Your Airline Career

    Matt and Adam are both here, and we have something to get off our chests. It has been a rough 16 months and we are currently in an intense recovery in the airline industry. Some of you may be looking to get into the airline industry at this time, so this episode is about 10 things to work on if you want to fly for the airlines, regardless of what stage you are in your career.

    34:43 Recap


    Read Cockpit2Cockpit: This is a great read that gives you the high-level view of things you need to know coming out of pilot training (3:38)

    Get your logbook together: We recommend using MilKEEP. They have the easiest system for transcribing military records. (4:43)

    Get your ATP and CTP: Once you have this stuff, you are done, because you might be in a situation in the future where you will need it. (7:41)

    Official copies of high school and college transcripts: This is often put to the last second and they can take forever. (11:53)

    Applications and resumes: Use Checked And Set to review your application materials. They are the people who are going to help you get your stuff into perfect order when you are applying for airline jobs.  (14:36)

    Get your letters of recommendation: Start very early with this, give them ammunition on what to write, and send a thank you after they write the letter. (20:13)

    Get your FCC Radio Operator’s License: If you have never flown outside the military, you may have never heard of this, but it’s really easy to get and you will need it. (23:55)

    Get your driving record: There is the National Driving Record, but it might be different based on your location. If you have a ticket, be prepared to explain why. (25:08)

    Form 8 History: Look all the way back to pilot training and make review any less than 100 percent you have and be prepared to reflect on it. (27:44)
    Interview prep: There are a lot of resources out there. It’s really important to become a good communicator for the interview and to enhance your career in general. (30:29)



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    The Pilot Network Community


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    • 40 min
    #74 - Jeff Nielsen - The Airline Pilot Guy

    #74 - Jeff Nielsen - The Airline Pilot Guy

    We are with Jeff Nielsen from the Airline Pilot Guy Podcast. Jeff was interested in being a pilot from a really young age, and he realized that the people that got hired in large airlines usually came from the military. He didn’t want to do that, so he studied engineering and business at Georgia Tech (and that didn’t work out). He studied Aviation Management at Auburn and ended up joining the military. He currently flies at a large airline where he has been employed for 32 years.

    In this episode, we talk about Jeff's perspective on the events of 2020 after a long career of witnessing the ups and downs of the aviation industry, career advice for aspiring pilots, and how he built his side hustle through the Airline Pilot Guy.



    12:34 - Jeff’s perspective on how the last year in aviation compares to past events

    22:07 - Why you should consider flying for the military if you need a job right now

    25:07 - Tips for the kind of education and experience to seek out if you want to be a pilot

    28:03 - How Jeff created his side hustle with Airline Pilot Guy

    37:26 - Jeff’s plans for the future and what he is going to do in his retirement



    Links

    Airline Pilot Guy website

    Send TPN an email

    The Pilot Network Community


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    • 45 min
    #73 - Dave Jesurun - High Country Air Service and Skillbridge

    #73 - Dave Jesurun - High Country Air Service and Skillbridge

    Dave Jesurun is an entrepreneur, former air force, and owner of High Country Air Service, an aviation services form. They are like a "turnkey flight department" for people who own airplanes (or who would like to) but are not qualified to operate them. They have the plans to also add a charter service to the business.

    Private aviation is outside the normal career path for our average listener, so if you are about to exit the military or you are considering a career change, you might find this episode interesting. We talk about the Skillbridge Internship, which is a 6 month program that helps active military members gain some experience flying private airplanes.


    5:36 - The difference between part 121, 91, and 135
    9:51 - The Skillbridge Internship and how they help military members transition into the next stage of their careers
    14:16 - How military experience sets you up for success in the private aviation field
    17:33 - The airplanes Dave works with at High Country Air Service
    19:37 - What are the advantages of the internship and who is eligible? We also share directions on how to apply.

    Contact us for more information on the SkillBridge program:

    https://thepilotnetwork.com/pages/skillbridge

    Email Dave at:

    dave@HCAS.pro



    Email Adam and Matt at:

    heyguys@thepilotnetwork.com


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    • 31 min

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